Video: Republican Joe Scarborough Switches Position on Gun Control, Opposes Assault Rifles

| by Michael Allen

MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough spoke about the Newtown, Connecticut shootings on his Monday show and admitted, "The ideologies of my past career are no longer relevant," reports the Daily Mail (video below).

Scarborough said: "I am a conservative Republican who received the NRA’s highest ratings over four terms in Congress. I come to you this morning with a heavy heart and no easy answers. Still, I’ve spent the past few days grasping for solutions and struggling for answers, while daring to question my own long-held belief on these subjects."

"I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, that I demand for my children. Friday changed everything. It must change everything. We all must begin anew and demand that Washington’s old way of doing business is no longer acceptable."

"Entertainment moguls don’t have an absolute right to glorify murder while spreading mayhem in young minds across America. And our bill of rights does not guarantee gun manufacturers the absolute right to sell military-style, high-caliber, semi-automatic combat assault rifles with high-capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want. It is time for Congress to put children before deadly dogmas."

Scarborough questioned the Republican Party on Tuesday (video below) and their stand against gun control four years from now: “Do they want to be seen… as the party of Glocks? The party of Bushmasters? The party of combat-styled, military weapons? Rapid-fire magazine clips? If they want to go around and debate that for the next four years, good luck.”

Scarborough added: "If we’re having to defend Glocks and Bushmasters, we will lose. We will lose,” reports Mediaiate.com.